Cleveland County

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." -John C. Maxwell

Visit Cleveland County

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Cleveland County is steeped with heritage, beautiful landscapes, comfortable climates, a stable economy, and friendly people. Whether you are interested in outdoor recreation, the arts, or dining and shopping, we have it all right here.

Our county is the gateway between Asheville and Charlotte. Cleveland County is centered between two of the largest metropolitan areas of the Carolinas, Charlotte and Greenville/Spartanburg.

Area Attractions

Even though Cleveland County is a relaxing, low-key community, there are still exciting events and attractions to be enjoyed. Individuals of all ages can find something fun to do on any given day of the week. With over 100 festivals and events held annually, there are always places to meet the locals. Attractions include wineries, a restored 1919 cir. all-wood carrousel, historic downtowns and one-of-a-kind shopping boutiques.

Arts & Entertainment

Allen Griffin Pottery
302 S Lafayette St, Shelby

Buffalo Creek Gallery
104 E Warren St, Shelby

Cleveland County Arts Council
111 S Washington St, Shelby

Joy Performance Theatre
202 S Railroad Ave, Kings Mountain

The Don Gibson Theatre
318 S Washington St, Shelby

The Earl Scruggs Center
103 S Lafayette St, Shelby

The LeGrand Center
1800 E Marion St, Shelby


American Legion World Series
230 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby -

Uptown Shelby Association
211 S. Trade Street, Shelby -


Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery
3521 Fallston-Waco Rd -

Community Interest

Bankers House
319 N Lafayette St, Uptown Shelby

Belwood Heritage Museum/Old Belwood School
133 Carpenter's Grove Church Road

Boiling Springs YMCA
112 E College Ave

Cleveland County Fairground
1761 E Marion St

Cleveland County Memorial Library
104 Howie Dr

Dover Foundation YMCA
133 Carpenter's Grove Church Road

International Lineman's Museum
1761 E Marion St

Kings Mountain Fire Museum
210 Cleveland Ave

Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 E Mountain St

Kings Mountain YMCA
211 N Cleveland Ave

Lawndale Historical Museum
119 Piedmont Ave

Mauney Memorial Library
100 S Piedmont Ave

Metcalf Station
2930 Polkville Rd

Presidential Culinary Museum
301 Cleveland Ave, Grover

Southern Arts Society
301 N Piedmont Ave

Spangler Branch Library
112 Piedmont Dr

Golf Courses

Challenger 3 Golf Course
1650 N Post Rd

Cleveland Country Club Golf Course
1360 E Marion St

Deer Brook Golf Club
201 Deerbrook Dr

Kings Mountain Country Club Golf Course
109 Country Club Rd

River Bend YMCA Golf Course
3005 Longwood Dr

Royster Memorial Golf Course
850 W Sumter St

Outdoor Recreation

Broad River Greenway
126 Broad River Dr

Cherry Bounce Bicycle Trail
NC 182 - Upper Cleveland County

Crowder's Mountain State Park
522 Park Office Lane

Davidson Park
North Sims St

Holly Oak Park
809 Holly Oak Dr

Kings Mountain National Military Park
2525 Park Road

Kings Mountain State Park
2525 Park Road

Kings Mountain Walking Track Park and Playground/YMCA
211 Cleveland Ave

Moss Lake
2641 Oak Grove Rd, Kings Mountain

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
Runs throughout Cleveland County

Patriots Park
222 Railroad Ave, Kings Mountain

Shelby City Park
850 W Sumter St, Shelby

South Mountain Family Camp
142 Mace Rd

South Mountain State Park
3001 South Mountain Park Ave


Cleveland Mall
2001 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby

Downtown Kings Mountain

Uptown Shelby Association
211 S. Trade Street, Shelby - 

Colleges & Universities

Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Rd, Shelby

Gardner-Webb University
110 S Main St, Boiling Springs


Town of Belwood  704-538-0025
 Town of Boiling Springs  704-434-9419
 Town of Casar
 Town of Earl  704-481-1500
 Town of Fallston
 Town of Grover  704-937-9986
 City of Kings Mountain  704-734-0333
 Town of Kingstown
 Town of Lattimore  704-434-2620
 Town of Lawndale  704-538-3146
 Town of Mooresboro  704-434-5666
 Town of Patterson Springs
 Town of Polkville  704-538-8233
 City of Shelby  704-484-6800
 Town of Waco  704-435-3923